Headmistress manhandled by women’s SHG members, 2 arrested

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Balasore: The headmistress of a government-run school in Balasore district was allegedly manhandled by members of a women’s self help group inside the campus following which two persons were arrested, the police said.

A search was also on for 13 others who were allegedly involved in the incident that took place at Banaparia village yesterday, the police said.

The police action was initiated on the basis of a complaint lodged by the headmistress of Krishna Chandra Upper Primary School.

The incident took place in the institute when the headmistress was allegedly manhandled by some members of the self help group who also smeared her face with ink, the police said.

She was accused of being involved in misappropriating government money sanctioned for the development of the school and also for not attending school regularly.

Angry members of the WSHG alleged that despite repeated warnings from the guardians, the headmistress did not change herself.

An inquiry will be conducted into the incident, an officer of the district education department said.

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